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Community Committees

Cloudy SkiesOrange City Council has established a network of Community Committees and task groups to help guide the development of council policy in key areas and to stay in touch with community insights and experience. 

You can find out more about them on this page.

Click on the name of each committee to find out more about :

  • It's purpose
  • The chair of the Committee
  • Contact details for the City Council staff member who works with that committee
  • More resources assembled by that committee

The membership of any of the committees begins at the start of a new council term (after a new council election).

You can also find out how to become a member of one of the committees here.

Ageing and Access Macquarie Pipeline
Airport NAIDOC Week
Australia Day Orange Health Liaison
Bicycling Community Committee Orange & Cabonne Road Safety
City of Orange Traffic Orange Planetarium
Clifton Grove Community Orange Rail Action Group
Community Safety & Crime Prevention Orange Regional Museum
Community Services Interagency Orange Showground
Companion Animals Parks, Trees and Waterways
Cultural Heritage Sister Cities
Economic Development Sports & Recreation
Environmental Sustainability Spring Hill Community
Lucknow Community Tidy Towns
  Youth Services Interagency
  World War 1 Centenary
   
   
 

Ageing and Access

Purpose:

To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy and planning in relation to meeting the needs of older people, people with special needs, people with disabilities and families with young children.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Duffy

Staff Contact: Ms Amanda Rodwell - 6393 8053 or arodwell@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Airport

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Infrastructure Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the Orange Airport.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Romano

Staff Contact: Mr Tim Mooney - tmooney@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Australia DayAustralian Flag Detail

Purpose: To co-ordinate and arrange Australia Day commemorative activities. To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on policy relating to Australia Day.

Committee Chair: K Tollner

Staff Contact: Ms Rachel Butler - 6393 8220 or rbutler@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources : There is more information about the Australia Day event, including a nomination form for the citizenship awards, here.

 


 

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City of Orange Traffic

Purpose: The City of Orange Traffic Committee has been established in accordance with the Delegation to Councils for the Regulation of Traffic by the Roads and Maritime Services.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Russell Turner 

Councillors: Cr Mileto (alternate)

Staff Contact: Jason Theakstone - 6393 8505 or jtheakstone@orange.nsw.go.au

Agenda:

8 May 2018

City of Orange Traffic Committee - 8 May 2018 - Agenda

City of Orange Traffic Committee - Late Item - 8 May 2018 - Agenda

 

Meeting Dates

12 June 2018Agenda - City of Orange Traffic Committee - 12 June 2018

10 July 2018 

14 August 2018

11 September 2018

9 October 2018

13 November 2018

13 December 2018

 


Clifton Grove Community

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to Clifton Grove.

Committee Chair: Cr McRae

Staff Contact: Mr Scott Maunder - smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

 


Community Safety and Crime Prevention

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy relating to community safety and crime prevention.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Hamling

Staff Contact: Louise Geaghan

 

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Companion Animals

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee, on policy relating to the development and implementation of the Orange City Council Companion Animals Management.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Nugent

Staff Contact: Mr Mark Hodges - 6393 8292 or mhodges@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Cultural Heritage

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy relating to the development and conduct of cultural heritage programs, education, exhibitions, conservation and promotion throughout the Orange area.  Aspects may include natural resources, local Aboriginal heritage, cultural landscapes, places that have aesthetic, historic, scientific or social value and movable cultural heritage.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Kidd

Staff Contact:  Mr Andrew Crump - 6393 8299 or acrump@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Economic Development

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee, on the implementation of the Economic Development Strategies contained within Council’s Delivery/Operational Plan.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Whitton

Staff Contact: Mr Tony Boland - 6393 8250 or tboland@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Environmental Sustainability

Purpose: To advise through recommendation, via the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee, on policy relating to:

  • Community planning for waste and natural resource management services and associated learning programs.
  • Assist Council with educational straegies that will promote responsible use and management of natural resources, including climate change initiatives.
  • Facilitate Council's participation in regional planning strategies which promote resource conservation and sustainable environmental management.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Nugent

Staff Contact : Mr David Waddell or dwaddell@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Lucknow Community

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the Village of Lucknow.
 

Committee Chair: Cr Mileto

Staff Contact: Mr Scott Maunder or smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


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NAIDOC Week

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on the planning, resourcing, management and conduct of the National Aborigines & Torres Strait Islanders Celebration week and observe other significant occasions throughout the year in Orange.

Committee Chair: Mr Gerald Power

Staff Contact: Ms Karen Boyde - 6393 8972 or kboyde@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Orange Health Liaison

Purpose: To provide an interface between Council, health providers and education providers to the health industry, to discuss local health issues.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Kidd

Staff Contact: Mr Scott Maunder or smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Orange & Cabonne Road Safety

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, and support in the development and implementation of Orange and Cabonne Road Safety Strategic Action Plan and other road safety matters as required.

 

Committee Chair:

Staff Contact: Ms Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan - 6393 8620 or ahamilton-vaughan@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Orange Conservatorium and Planetarium

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via Services Policy Committee, on management and policy relating to the development of the Orange Planetarium project.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Duffy

Staff Contact: Mr Scott Maunder - 6393 8141 or smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Orange Regional Museum

Purpose: To provide community consultation for the Orange Regional Museum Project and to receive advice, ideas and knowledge from the local community.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Kidd

Staff Contact: Mr Scott Maunder - 6393 8141 or smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources: You can find out more about the Orange Regional Museum project here

 


Orange Showground

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on policy relating to the development and conduct of the Orange Showground.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Kidd

Staff Contact: Mr Scott Maunder - 6393 8141 or smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Parks, Trees and Waterways

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to:

  • Community planning in relation to parks and open space including Cook Park and the Orange Botanic Gardens.
  • Community planning for streetscapes.
  • Community planning for waterways and stormwater management programs and associated learning programs.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Kidd

Staff Contact: Mr Nigel Hobden - 6393 8241 or nhobden@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Sister Cities

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee, on policy relating to the promotion of relationships with Council’s four Sister Cities :

  • Orange (California)
  • Timaru (New Zealand)
  • Mt Hagen (Papua New Guinea)
  • Ushiku (Japan)

through personal exchanges of information and support of cultural and academic visits. Council also has a Co-operation Agreement based on an Education Program, Tourism and Cultural Activities’ with the city of Valparaiso, Chile.

 

Committee Chair: B Ostini

Staff Contact: Allan Reeder - 6393 8217 or areeder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources: You can find out more about Orange's Sister Cities here.

 

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Sport & Recreation (including Bicycling)

Purpose: To advise Council and make recommendations in relation to the development and implementation of strategies relating to sport and recreation including the Orange Bicycling Plan, Orange Outdoors Strategy and Orange Active Travel Plan.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Hamling

Staff Contact: Mr Ben Keegan - 6393 8535 or bkeegan@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Spring Hill Community

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the Village of Spring Hill.

 

Committee Chair: B Ostini

Staff Contact: Ms Alison Russell - 6393 8170 or arussell@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Tidy Towns

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the management and development of project initiatives, including detailed project submissions, to promote Orange as a Tidy Town within the parameters of Clean Up Australia Day campaign/criteria.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Duffy

Staff Contact: Mr Roger Smith - 6393 8025 or rsmith@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Youth Services Interagency

Purpose: To plan and implement a program of activities for networking among youth services.

Committee Chair: 

Staff Contact: Ms Katrina Hausia - 6393 8628 or khausia@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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World War 1 Centenary

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy relating to activities and celebrations to mark the Centenary of World War I 1914-1918 as it relates to Orange.

 

Committee Chair: Cr Kidd

Staff Contact: Ms Jan Richards - 6393 8120 or jrichards@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources: The committee has produced the Centenary of World War 1 website.

 

 


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